How plumbers give you safe, clean water

Plumbers play a big role in ensuring that the water you drink, clean and cook with is safe and clean to consume. Anyone who has ever lost access to safe, clean water will tell you how relieved they felt when harmony was restored. Plumbers carry out a whole host of tasks to ensure the smooth running of your home. Let’s take a closer look at why the work of plumbers is essential for sourcing clean, safe water right now.

Key services of plumbers

Safe, clean water enables us to protect our health, with plumbers carrying out a range of duties to defend you from water-borne illnesses. There are many services your plumber can offer that you may know little about too. These include installing environmentally-friendly plumbing fixtures like motion sensor faucets and dual flush toilets that help you cut down on water waste and make a better contribution to the world around you. Your plumber can also help you reduce water waste by preventing and stopping leaks. 

What can I do to complement the work carried out by my plumber?

There are several steps you can take to build upon the work carried out by your plumber. These include doing more to avoid wasting water. You can use a bucket to catch rainwater for your planets and mulch your garden to help it retain water. You can also fill up your sink when you need to defrost food or rinse your dishes as this will waste less water than simply leaving your tap running.

What are the risks of consuming unclean water?

Consuming unclean water can be incredibly risky and make you very ill. The water may have an unpleasant smell and taste, but it can also be very dangerous. Water-borne illnesses can be fatal, especially if unclean water is consumed by older people, young children or people with immune system vulnerabilities. Contaminated water can lead to problems with salmonella, E Coli and various other problems. It can even harm the reproductive system as well as causing sickness and diarrhoea.

How does water become contaminated?

Water can become contaminated before it reaches you for several reasons. Chemicals in soil can cause issues, as can the way water is sent to your home. If you have lead pipes, your water can easily become contaminated. This is why so many homeowners are now replacing old lead pipes with new UPVC ones. You’re also advised to keep your taps running for a while after you return home from a week or so away. Water can become contaminated if it spends a considerable period sitting still.

How can Ability help?

At Ability, we are here to help if you do have an issue with contaminated water or need your pipes replacing. Don’t hesitate to get in touch as soon as possible if you do need our assistance. Contact us today by completing the form on our website or by calling us on 01892 514495. Alternatively, you can send a message to

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